Hall of Fame Inductee – Reunion 2003
When Lorraine Maloney turned down several Division I scholarship offers in favor of Drew, she gained a small school with a close-knit community, and Drew gained a superb field hockey player.
Maloney, a native of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, had already made a name for herself in field hockey at Pequannock Township High School, where she was captain of the 1985 championship team and was named to the All-North Jersey, All-Conference, All-County, and All-State Teams. In her first season at Drew she quickly became known as a strong player, establishing new scoring records (27 goals and 58 points in a season) which still stand, and remained a scoring leader through the 1988 season. “Watch out for number 22″ was echoed by opponent after opponent during Maloney’s field hockey career.
Her early success no doubt influenced her selection to the 1986 MAC Northeast All-Star first team, an honor she also received in the succeeding three years. She was Regional All-American player in 1987 and 1988, being named to the 1987-1988 college hockey coaches association (CFHCA) Mid-Atlantic First Team, and was selected to the 1988 Penn-Monto CFHCA All-American Second Team and the 1988 Division III All-American Second Team. In 1989, her senior year, a pre-season knee injury kept her off the field for the first half of the season, but she put in a strong performance upon her return. She still holds the record for most career goals (70), most career points (170), most goals in a game (5), and most assists in a game (3), and stands second in most career assists (30). Upon graduation, Maloney received a well-deserved College Alumni/ae Association Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Maloney speaks warmly of Coach Maureen Horan, “A great motivator,” and of her Drew friendships, particularly C’88 field hockey players and mentors Sally Gormley Dreyer and Bonnie Etheridge Beneducci. Off the hockey field, Maloney majored in economics, coming under the influence of Dr. Vivian Bull, who inspires Maloney’s business career.
Following graduation, Maloney explored several different jobs, including a stint as junior varsity field hockey coach back at Pequannock. She is now an account manager in the Major Accounts Market area at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, dealing primarily with national corporations. The travel component of her job is welcome, for Maloney’s passion for traveling has already taken her nationwide, including the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. This former Acorn photographer maintains her interest in photography, and follows many sports. She hopes to combine all these interests when she travels from home in Bradley Beach, New Jersey to Athens for the 2004 Olympics. In the future, she hopes to have a family and travel the world.